Cover of: Free agent nation | Daniel H. Pink

Free agent nation

the future of working for yourself

[New edition]

Published by Warner Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Organization Man is history. Taking his place is America's new economic icon: the "free agent"--the job-hopping, tech-savvy, fulfillment-seeking, self-reliant, independent worker. Already 30 million strong, these new "dis-organization" men and women are transforming America in ways both profound and exhilarating. Are you ready for . . . 7 The Peter-Out Principle: Successor to the famous "Peter Principle," this new rule decrees that when the fun peters out, the talented walk out. 7 Unschooling: Individual-centered learning like homeschooling and apprenticeships will threaten Ivy League colleges and end high school as we know it. 7 Individual Public Offerings: The upper echelon of free agents will issue these new "IPOs," or stock . . . in themselves.7 E-tirement: When Americans reach age sixty-five, more will enter a new stage of life. Working as full-time, part-time, and anytime free agents, they'll be finding and executing work over the Internet.7 Just-in-time Politics: This political version of just-in-time manufacturing will challenge the present two-party system.7 The Feminine Century: Women are free agency's early adopters. Ma

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: PART ONE
WELCOME TO FREE AGENT NATION
CHAPTER 1. Bye, Bye, Organization Guy 9
CHAPTER 2. How Many Are There?
The Numbers and Nuances of Free Agency 27
CHAPTER 3. How Did It Happen?
The Four Ingredients of Free Agency 47
PART TWO
THE FREE AGENT WAY
CHAPTER 4. The New Work Ethic 59
CHAPTER 5. The New Employment Contract 85
CHAPTER 6. The New Time Clock 103
PART THREE
HOW (AND WHY) FREE AGENCY WORKS
CHAPTER 7. Small Groups, Big Impact: Reinventing Togetherness in Free Agent Nation 123
CHAPTER 8. Getting Horizontal: The Free Agent Org Chart and Operating System 143
CHAPTER 9. The Free Agent Infrastructure 161
CHAPTER 10. Matchmakers, Agents, and Coaches 171
CHAPTER 11. Free Agent Families 183
PART FOUR
FREE AGENT WOES
CHAPTER 12. Roadblocks on Free Agent Avenue: Health Insurance, Taxes, and Zoning 199
CHAPTER 13. Temp Slaves, Permatemps, and the Rise of Self-Organized Labor 213
PART FIVE
THE FREE AGENT FUTURE
CHAPTER 14. E-tirement:
Free Agency and the New Old Age 233
CHAPTER 15. School's Out: Free Agency and the Future of Education 243
CHAPTER 16. Location, Location. Vocation:
Free Agency and the Future of Offices, Homes, and Real Estate 261
CHAPTER 17. Putting the "I" in IPO:
The Path Toward Free Agent Finance 271
CHAPTER 18. A Chip Off the Old Voting Bloc: The New Politics of Free Agency 287
CHAPTER 19. What's Left:
Free Agency and the Future of Commerce, Careers, and Community 301
EPILOGUE 313
THE OFFICIAL FREE AGENT NATION RESOURCE GUIDE 315
NOTES 347
APPENDIX: RESULTS OF THE FREE AGENT NATION
ONLINE CENSUS. 369
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 375
INDEX 377.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-367 and index.
New for this edition: 31-page resource guide.

Classifications

Library of Congress
HD8037.U5 P56 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
386 p. :
Number of pages
386

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3656187M
ISBN 10
0446678791
LC Control Number
2002510286
OCLC/WorldCat
49783554
Goodreads
165415

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